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" Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. "
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or, The Preservation ... - Page 9
by Charles Darwin - 1861 - 440 pages
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Ruskin's God

Michael Wheeler - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 302 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...inhabitants of that continent. These facts . . . seemed to throw some light on the origin of species . . . 8 The crucial issue, however, was the method that he...
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After Darwin : a Play in Two Acts

Timberlake Wertenbaker - Actors - 1999 - 80 pages
...America — FITZROY. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind — DARWIN, —and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. FITZROY. — and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself after his kind — DARWIN. These...
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Andes Rising

James Munves - Fiction - 1999 - 189 pages
...antipodes was . . . much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants . . . These facts . . . seemed to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries....
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Principles of Plant Breeding

Robert W. Allard - Technology & Engineering - 1999 - 264 pages
...discoveries that had made modern geology and paleontology possible. He wrote that these facts "seemed to throw some light on the origin of species . . . that mystery of mysteries ... it occurred to me that it might be useful to accumulate and reflect on all sorts of facts that...
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Nature's Fading Chorus: Classic And Contemporary Writings On Amphibians

Gordon Miller - Nature - 2000 - 250 pages
...naturalist. I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts, as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume, seemed to throw some light on the origin of...
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Paleobiogeography

Bruce S. Lieberman - Science - 2000 - 208 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhahiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhebitants of that continent. These facts. as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume,...
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Bagehot: The English Constitution

Bagehot - History - 2001 - 253 pages
...naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of...the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts, as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume, seemed to throw some light on the origin of...
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Situatedness, Or, Why We Keep Saying Where We Re Coming From

David Simpson - Philosophy - 2002 - 290 pages
...Darwin's introduction to The Origin of Species: "When on board HMS Becyle, as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants ofthat continent." 33 The information passed on here is much the same as it would be in a sentence...
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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - History - 2003 - 672 pages
...Index ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. INTRODUCTION. WHEN on board HMS 'Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one ot our greatest philosophers.1 On my return home, it occurred to me, in 1837, that something might...
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HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY

Jorge V. Crisci, Liliana Katinas, Paula Posadas - Science - 2003 - 250 pages
...paragraph of The Origin of the Species (1859): "When on board HMS Beagle, as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the...me to throw some light on the origin of species." Today, as in Darwin's time, the distribution of living beings offers an inexhaustible source of light...
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